INDIANAPOLIS - An event designed to take on some of the biggest challenges facing the global agriculture scene will begin Wednesday in Indianapolis. The Forbes AgTech Summit is expected to attract some 500 ag leaders and entrepreneurs during its first appearance in the state. Speakers include Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, the entrepreneur behind an insect-like pollination drone and a Corteva Agriscience executive.

Organizers, which include the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and AgriNovus Indiana, say the two-day event "will foster lively debate and generate rich networking opportunities, while showcasing the latest innovations for farmers, investors, and stakeholders of the agribioscience ecosystem."

Other featured guests include:

  • U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture Kip Tom
  • Plan Bee Founder Anna Haldwang
  • Texas-based Vital Farms Chief Executive Officer Matt O'Hayer
  • Hamilton County-based Beck's Hybrids President Scott Beck
  • Forbes Media President Mike Federle

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